iOS 7 – iPhone 5S – Thumbprint Cracked – Updated

Well it didn’t take long for the new Apple iPhone 5s TouchID to be hacked…
You give enough hype on how secure something is and it’s only a matter of time before someone or some group takes on the challenge of tying to hack the issue…

Well I’m sure there are many groups / individuals out there trying to hack the iPhone 5s’s thumbprint technology… Which by the way is a very handy way of storing ones password… But isn’t that the problem with security today?!?

The more convenient a device is the more unsecured it is?!? Why can’t security be convenient?!?
Oh well… We use strong passwords today to prevent someone else from using our systems… And then we assign it to a thumbprint hoping it stays secure… Only to find out someone has found a way to bypass the security and have full access to our device… Arrrgh…

Apple is not the first to try this… In fact notebook manufactures out there have been using the fingerprint technology out there for many years… They also have gone through many type and many generations… The difference is they found static fingerprints were easy to copy… So they use a swiping system to prove the user is who they say they are… Not a copy…
Apple says their tech checks for more then the static checks… But there are videos out there saying otherwise… Maybe they are faked?!? Maybe they are real?!? I just know I won’t be trusting my passwords to a fingerprint or a picture…. (Face Recognition on the Android Systems)… The technology is still in the early development stages… And I for one can remember my passwords…
Although it is unconventional to enter them all the time when needed… But it is secure!!! Isn’t that what we want?!?

FYI – there is a group saying they cracked it that I found on the Internet… Their claims are theirs and theirs alone… We here are not associated with them what so ever… And we do not justify or agree with their concepts... We just find it interesting that they claim this so fast… What in less than 4 days of the 5S going on sale?

The site is: http://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/ccc-breaks-apple-touchid

See for yourself and make your own ideas… Like I said before I will not be using any fingerprint of face recognition to store any of my passwords in the near future…

Update:

Not even a week into the upgrade and there is an official update (7.02) to work out the bugs found with the login bypass screw-up… Between us after the minor upgrade I noticed the battery indicator seems to work correctly like before the major upgrade!

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